H.R. XX: Senate Amendment to H.R. 628 — To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges

H.R. XX

Senate Amendment to H.R. 628 — To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
December 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

The Senate Amendment to H.R. 628 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, December 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The House approved the original bill by a vote of 409-7 on December 13, 2010.  The Senate approved H.R. 628 with an amendment by unanimous consent on December 13, 2010.

Bill Summary

The Senate Amendment would strike authorized funding under H.R. 628 and expand the application of the pilot program to certain district courts with fewer than ten judges each.

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not produced a cost estimate for this bill as of press time.